Public Announcements

Announcements of interest to the VIRN community

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The VIRN community is proud to be part of a larger like-minded group of people and organizations who share the same goals as VIRN for a fuly inclusive and productive life experience.
We want to give this group of friends and partners deserving recognition through our “Public Announcements”.

Friends and partners of VIRN are involved in good work. VIRN wants to support these activities as much as possible by promoting them on VIRN’s Public Announcements.

This area of our website is where you will find public announcements that we feel may be of interest to the VIRN community.

Email VIRN at info@virn.ca with any suggestions/questions.

Manitoba Libraries Hire Accessibility Consultant

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Our Pleasure To Introduce

Leslie Corbay, Library Accessibility Consultant

Winnipeg Public Library Inspiring Ideas

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Accessible Survey

"Inspiring Ideas" is Millennium Library's strategic plan for the next 5 years and they want your opinion. The library has asked VIRN to spread the word about the survey (to friends, family, neighbours, etc). The goal is to obtain 5,000 surveys. Help them reach this goal. Yes, the survey is accessible.

CLA 2014 National Conference and Trade Show

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Victoria, British Columbia : Victoria Conference Centre: May 28 - 31, 2014

The Canadian Library Association National Conference and Trade Show is Canada's premier event for the library and information community. It offers exhibitors a unique opportunity to present their products and services to library and information professionals from all across Canada.
The Twitter hash tag for the 2014 CLA Conference is: #CLAVic14 Stay in touch! "We will be there."
Check out what is happening on their website at: http://cla.pwwebhost.com/conference/2014/

Manitoba Access Awareness Week

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2014 Events Calendar

The Province of Manitoba has proclaimed June 1 – 7, 2014 as Manitoba Access Awareness Week (MAAW).

Manitoba Libraries Conference

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“Access to Public Library Service Today.”

“Libraries Can Serve!”
May 12 to 14, 2014

In partnership with several library service providers in Manitoba, VIRN has travelled to meet with library boards, staff and management as well as local users with visual impairments to talk about overcoming local policy issues and barriers to service. V Session participants will be presented with practical solutions and inspiring ideas that libraries can implement to open access to library services and resources.
Click Here For More Conference Details

VIRN & CNIB Welcome eSight to Winnipeg & Regina in February

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Giving Our Community Choices!

eSight Visit Moved to Week of February 24th

eSight - digital eyewear that enables people who are vision impaired, to actually see.

eSight works best for people with visual acuity between 20/60 - 20/400.

It has been shown to help people with Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Stargardt's Disease, Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, Ocular Albinism, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia & other low vision conditions. Sign up for a Demonstration at 1-855-837-4448

eSight Coming to Winnipeg & Saskatoon In February

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eSight Week of February 17th

eSight - digital eyewear that enables people who are vision impaired, to actually see.

eSight works best for people with visual acuity between 20/60 - 20/400.

It has been shown to help people with Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Stargardt's Disease, Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, Ocular Albinism, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia & other low vision conditions. Sign up for a Demonstration at 1-855-837-4448

Athletes On Facebook by IPC

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Top 16 tips for athletes to get to grips with Facebook

With the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games fast approaching, athletes and teams can use Facebook to share their stories and build a fan base.

Top 16 tips for athletes to get to grips with Facebook. Like London 2012, the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games are shaping up to become another social Games. Social media is now an intrinsic part of sport – a place where fans can find results, photos, sporting action and connect with their favourite athletes and teams. If you already have a personal profile on Facebook, you may be sharing some of this content with your friends and family already. There are some advantages, however, to going a step further and setting up a Facebook fan page. It means that you can easily separate out private and public information, and it is a convenient space to build a fan community. There is also a limit on the number of friends you can have (5,000), but there is no limit to the number of likes a page can have. Fan pages are also indexed in search engine results, allowing them to be found more easily. In addition, other people can be administrators on your page and post on your behalf, which can be especially useful during busy periods. Here are some more reasons why you might like to set up a Facebook fan page Click Here For 16 Top Tips For Athletes To Get To Grips With Facebook

Athletes On Twitter by IPC

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Top 17 tips for athletes to get to grips with Twitter by IPC

Hundreds of para-athletes are already on Twitter. With a potential audience of 200 million, it is the perfect tool to publish information, engage with fans and market yourself. With more than 200 million active users, twitter has great potential to spread your message. If you are not already on Twitter you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. In a nutshell, Twitter is like blogging in 140 characters or less. Like other social networks, you form your own community of followers and people you are following. Here are some reasons why you might like to join. Click Here For Top 17 Tips For Athletes To Get To Grips With Twitter

(UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Theme: “Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society for all”

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
10:00 a.m. to Noon (Registration is at 9:30 a.m.)
Main Floor, Winnipeg Convention Centre
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg MB

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